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A Mirage 2000D in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in 2009
26/11/2014 - France - Jordan - Iraq

French bombers to arrive in Jordan Thursday for strikes against IS in Iraq

Six French bombers are to be sent to Jordan on Thursday to launch raids on the Islamic State (IS) armed group in Iraq, the French government announced on Wednesday.

26/11/2014

African press review 26 November 2014

Eskom plans to shed jobs. Suspected Ugandan rebels go on a killing spree in DRC. Nigeria devalues. A charity bike is stolen in Egypt. Kenyans get angry about security failures.
26/11/2014

French press review 26 November 2014

Racial anger in the United States, the Pope in Strasbourg and Nicolas Sarkozy on the front page of Le Figaro. That just about sums up this morning's French papers.

Al-Kalaseh neigbourhood of Aleppo last month
26/11/2014 - France - Syria

France calls for safe zones in Syria in fight against Assad and Islamic State jihadists

France has called for the creation of safe zones in Syria to protect civilians from both government forces and the Islamic State (IS) armed group.

The boy's father was in prison when he was born and was unaware of his existence
26/11/2014 - France

French father’s bid to win custody of adopted son fails

A French appeals court has refused a young father's request to have his son taken from an adoptive family and handed over to his custody.
The late CEO Christophe de Margerie, seen here at the Elysée palace, denied that Total had paid bribes in the case before his death last month
26/11/2014 - France - Iran - US

France investigates oil giant Total for ‘corruption’ in Iranian contracts

French oil giant Total is under criminal investigation for alleged corruption of foreign officials in contracts with Iranian companies in the late 1990s and early 2000s, it was revealed on ...
More cheese please
25/11/2014 - France

Say fromage - wikipedia appeals for French cheese-lovers' photos

Wikimedia France, a free online library of photos, has appealed for more photographs of French cheeses.

Founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, the Legion of Honour recognises distinguished military and civilian service to France.
25/11/2014 - France - United Kingdom - New Zealand

Shy British WWII spy heroine receives French Legion of Honour

A 93-year-old British woman was awarded France's highest honour on Tuesday for her perilous spying missions in German-occupied France in World War II.

Pope Francis
25/11/2014 - European Union

Pope urges EU to help migrants

On a visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg in France, the Pope urged lawmakers to help the thousands of migrants who try to reach EU shores.

A black pearl
25/11/2014 - French Polynesia

Tahiti customs seize 190,000 black pearls

Customs officers have seized a record 190,000 black pearls, worth thousands of euros, at the home of a drug trafficker on a French Polynesian island.
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